It’s likely that one of either Shelvey or Colback will return their place in midfield for tonight’s game, despite both putting in a full shift at the weekend. Whichever one plays could be up against former Wolves man Karl Henry: most will remember him for leading the assault against Joey Barton a few years back.
Now 33, the midfielder may have aged since those first battles but he’s no less physical on the field. Whichever defensive midfielder Rafa chooses to partner Hayden needs to keep a cool head and not rise to his late challenges and goading. Both central midfield choices aren’t shy when it comes to standing up for themselves, but keeping a cool head – and 11 men on the pitch – will give us more of a chance of taking all three points.